WASHINGTON -- The Senate GOP's latest effort to reach consensus on a plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act was given a new name on Thursday, with Texas Sen. John Cornyn announcing the so-called "skinny repeal" is now the GOP's "Free to Choose" plan. But as the Senate races toward a pivotal vote on still-developing legislation to overhaul former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the outlines of the bill have become even skinnier.
The vote failed by 43 to 57 late Tuesday, with nine Republicans voting against it. But a sanguine Cruz left the door open for his proposal’s return. “I believe the Consumer Freedom amendment will be in the legislation that is ultimately enacted,” he told reporters late Tuesday, after delivering a fiery speech on repealing Obamacare that echoed his early rise to prominence. “When precisely that occurs, the legislative path to get there, time will tell,” he said.
WASHINGTON -- After months of embarrassing setbacks, Texas Sen. John Cornyn is optimistic his party has the votes it needs to clear a key procedural hurdle Tuesday in its embattled quest to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. “I’ve been talking to a number of senators who previously expressed some skepticism and I believe we will get there,” Cornyn, the majority whip, told Texas reporters in a weekly call on Tuesday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".